Sandhill Crane Festival

5623 Hwy 60
Birchwood, TN 37308

TWRA is excited to host the 2017 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival in Birchwood on January 14-15 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Olan Chlor will once again sponsor the event. Lizzie Condon from the International Crane Foundation will be speaking on Whooping Crane conservation efforts at the International Crane Foundation on Saturday. The festival will also include the popular American Eagle Foundation, live music and crafts.

The 2017 celebration of cranes is a special year, with the 14th North American Crane Workshop annual meeting taking place in Chattanooga, prior to the festival. Crane researchers and conservationists from around North America will attend this prestigious event. The Tennessee Aquarium is providing guided crane and eagle boat tours on the Hiwassee River.  Two hour tours offer a serene trip, where passengers will enjoy hearing not only about the various migratory and resident birds, but also about the Cherokee heritage in the region and historical Mississippian cultural sites that date back to 1,000 A.D.

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